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WHOLE NO. 9540. NEW YORK, MONDAY, OCTOBER 27, 1862. PRICE TWO CENTS JMNftTAHT FEOI TERIESSEE. ?i?r ffs Memphis and Jackson Correspondoacc. SAFETY OF NASHVILLE. OPERATIONS OF THE GUERILLAS. Th? Prompt Action of General Sherman. Members ef CMgiess te be Elected in , Wett Tennessee. C*tton Coating Forward More Abundantly, Oar Nashville Corrttponlcae*. NAonrnxa, Tenn., Oct. 16, Mi. Mor* ?J at Lavergno-Skdch of the Rcbtl Colonel Bmrrg Motory?Safety and Return ef Major Bomsrfon, </ fktladdphia?Curtain James B. Mulligan, of New Fori, and Bow He it Veiny the Contrabands?An ioal or Goth truer Johnson's Rxmily?How the BetmUoUte Love the MortM-Borrort of the Wa.- and a tew Commentaries tkenm, 4c., 4c. ** lamon now?hutch or oou.xcl tunny .mmst or TOM TtURTY-SBCOKI) iUUMi. _ the robol offleers captured bjr our forces during ?he expedition to Layergne was Colonel Harry Maury, of ?be Thirty-second Alabama regiment, vbo was sick in bis ?amp. He was loo feeble tj engage in tbe fight, and wan ?rand In bie quarter* m bed by our men at tbe cloee of the ?onlest. Harry Maury i* a well known resident of Mo bile, and baa beon in the rebel service since tbe secession ?f Alabama. At tbe commencement of the rebellion be was la oommand of some of tbe land defences at Mobile, hhd afterwards was commissioned in the Thirty" second Alabama regiment. This regiment was formed at Mobile, under Colonel llcKin.-tiy, who is now la command of the robol forces at Chattanooga Maury .was at Corinth, Bridgeport, Battlo creek, Ac., uatil re neatly, when be came to Murfroesboro and Lavergne, as ?or troops evacuated those places. Maury la somewhat known to tbe prees for hla duel with Count de Ririore ?hd fbr bis connection with filibuster Walker. The difficulty with the celebrated Count Henri de Riviere oc eurred at Mobile Just before the Count made himself fa* moua by eloping witb a fair Mobilian. Maury hit de Hivlore, that tbe Count should ba unhurt! nnui tbe dlsoovery was ftfid$ that he wore a ateol shift In December, 1W8, Maury eAffiL?t& to W^er rohoonor Susan, and ?^k out from Mobile'to Central America a party of filibusters under Colonai Frank P. ft traon^. ?nen intended to land si Ornoa, Hon jpurtt, and there capture a garrisoned fort; but when Within n day's sail of their deetiuation the schooner Mruok Urn rocks at Glovsr's reef and was abandoned by ?II hands. The passengers and crew were hospitably ?and for by tbs British authorities at BelUa, Honduras, and seat to Mobile on hoard the British sloop of' war Baalllsx. About a year later Maury attempt **> WaBior, Fayeeoux, Anderson and others, to lenvs Mew Orisann on the steamship Philadelphia, and ww overhauled by tbe revenue officials, Colonel Maury ?M brought to MaahtUle la an ambulance by Brigadio' " 1 Palmar, and le slowly recoverlng from a fever whjeb has greatly prostrated him. He hu beeu visited ??Me hla arrival by Lieut. Charles Allen, Aeting Commis ?hry of Substateno* at this post, who wag a paesougcr with hla en the Sueaa in tbe trip above montloned, hav Ihg aooompanied the expedition as a reporter lor tbe fesa. There was quits a cordial greeting between these ?M Artade, who, after long separation and fighting under dttftnt colors, now find themselves brought together bv to* fortunes of war?the one in tbe rauks of tuu victor, w other in the ranks of tbs vanquished. Colonel Maury woe returned to hie command?or what wasleftOf it?a fsw days since, in exchange for Union |Tl0QkWle RlTTBJf OF MAJOR BORMRFOff. MhJov Bunnefon, of tho Seventy eighth Pennsylvania ODtoaal Btrwell (acting aa aid on General 1-aimer's staff), has been exchanged for Captain Darksd.de and two privates of the rebel forees captured at lavergne. He WM feported killed. but was surrounded and utptured With two or three other Unionists, who were lai in advaaoe of their friends, in uot pursuit of tbs tlion re treating enemy. He followed the rebels, captursd seve ral harass whose riders had been rendered hurt de com tot, thinking that thg Union lnuntry, whom ho supposed were close behind, wbuld take the horses and follow him ta the saddl*. This they did not do, and the Major uas finally surrounded and captured. He was taken to Mm fresrtoro, and said he was treated by the eueiuj as well as they eoul>< with tbe means at Utah dnposal. cafT.ih Jixa h. wt ujoAX, or Mtw yohk. OtpWl Jinn B. Mulligai., ol the Nineteenth regular Slates infantry, hasjuet boon appointed by oeue r^l Neg ley to the command of uli tbe nun commissioned ?Beers and soldiers belonging to the Kirtceutb, Sixteenth, Eighteenth and Nhmiecuth United states iniautiy, and ?nose members of 'lorrill's (killed at Perry vllie) and Mendsnhall's batteries, ab#ei.te<s from their commands at this Post, and not assigned to special duly by order of Betters] BueU. Captain .M. is authoriied ui take itume mediate measures to collect and organise these men into a company, a duty he Uas ahead) accomplished. Bis first order wu to impress all the wagons i* ??"? 411,1 f01" lUe Plirt"'Be ol working on the fortifications. Between two and three hundred ue ?Mi and over two hundred wagons, were tmpi e ?cd m ? *P*P* Oftwo hours. Some ludicrous scenes oc< urred mfiMot the imprussineui, and one person had to be S3* 10 'u?kt hl? A dandv rjtay wu seized White on his way to b1? uswly made td*?h abode, dressed gayly and rklily hi hie wedding ,Auolh?r Wli# l*k1u * carriage aud obliged to Ml ?? driver of a city exfirese wagon, decked in a vain ahM diamond pin. A faro bank, where moetof the ttrst omss colored persons ap-ried, was relie ved of Its attoud Iwnly or thirty iu uuinb?r,by n summary BTOOSM. the faro banker being last seen m tbe laborious tabor of digging gravel nesi lort M. Cloud. Tbe City Hotel and tho Watson House were depleted of then colored eorr uits while wraitlug on gueeta at dinner, ihe 2ff55L*hof,"uW'llca * "'r> rather a da.k, proportion w these relnfircoineute fur Uncle Sam's works. The cap tnras have been ludtsorimtnaie, soceeb aud Union people nwnlag the nagroei sufibrtng alike. Some of the negroes 'h * majority of them, serially ?how wbo have been oiyoying tbe luxury of booig gentle S^ar'ffvln?!fH0r >?>?*"?. ^ D?l IU,e lhc "P?ratloU, ShstThvea! ohl'ged to do a bard day's work in arrival or oov. JOtataos's vamilt Quit* a sens..iton wu produced the other day by t),0 announcement ol the arrival here of Governor iohnson'S family, after inourriug and escaping manifold dsogers while making their exodus from their homes in Kail feu Masse. The male members or tho family were In dancer ?f hanging on more than on* oectklon. They left Br ntui i?"1* ?*treme uoriheisteru portion or the State on iiie Virginia due, hy jtornnrsion of the War Department or the rebel goveinssei t, accoinpnnte t by a small escort' Wberever it became kuowu ou tbo route that Audv Johnson's family were on boaid the tra.n.the curiosity of the rebels was only equalled by the pertinacity with Which they insisted on exhibiting some slit sic il apprec i atlon of their feelings. Arriving al Murlreeeboro. ther ware m?t by General korrsst and bis rnrce. Forrest persisted in refusing them permission to proceed, deciai ? tag that ''even Jesus Christ, if ho should come from * *^1. nnt his lines at that lime " They were detained for some time, until got. isuam D. Harris a? 2!.Neville, by Udegraohmg to Hlcb moud obtained an order allowing ibmi to prorood. The joy at luo reunion of the members of this long and sor rowfuiiy separated tamily may be iiiiHgiucd. I will not attempt to describe ,t The persecuted wile ? Ihe M M lary Jovernorof Hit* Mate-sh, who baa so p,0g endured wttold sufferings at the hands of the enoinies of the Omoo-W DOW ths mill rets ot the elegit nmuslon mr ?snrly occupied bv the late ?* (lovernor Aaron V Brow n once Cost master General of (he United Htatee now nz ammiosmv tots tbs xoamaisKBs As ooe insiatcc cslcuiatod to show the intense hatred which tbo seooSHienista ot tins region bear toward* tne Kortherneis, I will transcribo Ine follow ing Inscription, which wsr# lotind written, apparently in a female hand' en the Window rhuuera of a One bouee in this cliv Utei* nccupte<l hy the Univnlete as a hospital.? isscmvrion. "I hope that everv ofilcer who enters this house ma v de part this life in double quick time. That they may suffer the torture of ten thousand deaths before they die and ?sralxaMl be the band that would alleviate their fhrTbriogfi; sod may the tongue of him who would Wirorde of comfort cleave to the roof of nts mouth I fbr tbe Yankee women, who are hungry lor the ?veil, w , but ciiised are they already tiod bless |g* Bjuibaru cense, curse the Northern anil all tbal light outsits. "May all Ui* oureee tbal ever fell oa men fall on tbal ?an (naming a worthy federal nm?er) ami hie immiy." ?4RMMIPS or las a ss. Met hqJf the horror* and bsrvihlp* of this Icrrthle war Win If# fessh aserta) ays or ear. A lull r*cu?, the rnoraUlM.?MBM1ii?ii on Both sides would appal any heart aot soured or fttriM by tb? inhuman ex ? asaeeiiykM engendered. All ties of blood and kindred rrem tbuvt been sundered, a'.d 1u their places there are loath.* and bate, which mi6lit be termed disbolicol wore It not slander.ng the de\ tl to use the term. I have known mothers to curse their children, wives their husbands, end children to crave the blood of their pnreuts in this unholy strife. Our once happy i?ople seem to have lost their reason, and to dwell on uothing but a mode in which they beat can wreak th< ir vengeance on oue another. The sanctity of the domestic household is no security against violence; pro perty and treasure are wantonly wasted ; the bread Is taken from the mouths of famishing and crying chil dren . and human life is held in so slight concern that it is considered no crime to shoot down men and women in the public streets. Two meu .were shot down in Nash ville the other day, and the malefactor goes unpunished. A woman was shot dead, and no more than a passing re mark was tuade about it. Tickets are shot every night, and no one lias the '-urkwity to ask their names, nor even to inquire to what regiment thsy belonged. A hospital, in which there'are two or three hundred patients, is re quired at midnight to ho surrendered to soldiery, and death's cold finger aheady touching the brow of the sick aad wounded. Surely Clod and all his good angels must have deserted us In this our nation's dire extremity and shoald we not all pray tor an early restoration to divine laror aad protect ion" ? ?-? NaaaviLiK, Twin., Oct. 21,1M2. OwdSiow of Uu Clip?Alarm*?Antic tpaUd Attack?Tk* troop* ail Under Arm*?S/ri milking Belwten PicSet* SMMitcc'ory Condition of Ik* troop*?roily of Attempting to Tmkt Ik* Oily?Guerilla*?Horse Racing?Thairical etc., de. ' Days, weeks, nay,months,roll around,and there seems to be no change for the better In this unfortunate city Cot off from communications with the outer world, our suppltM growing short by degrees, yet we can soeno faltering in the spirits of the garrison that now holds th# city against the hosts who are reported as menacing it. The devotion of the Union army was never more tried ? than it is hero. The oocasioual sallies upon the guerilla bands and other enemies are always at i tended with success, while our foraging parties In force daily come in laden with much needed spoils Yet ws do not think of being starved out, nor do the troops look as if they were in a starving condition. They are all hale and hearty and cheerful?more anxious than ever for a fight, and anxious to share the laurels which they hear their comrades are earning in Kentucky. The inorsaaiug activity or General Ncgley, combined with the wise counsels and energetic measures of Governor John son, is worthy of ail praise, and will dtfibtless receive it at the hands of a grateful uatiou. Wo ars continually kept in a state of alarm by re ports of the approach of the enemy in great strength. At onetime we have had Bragg coming upon us in overwhelming strength; at another Breckin ridge is at Mnrfroesboro, fifty thousand strong, and siqgo trains naro already leu for this devoted spot. The next in rotation was that General 8 K. Anderson, with a heavy force, had approached as near as Lavergne, and was encamped there. By au adroit and sudden movement Geu. Negloy succeeded in surprising and dispensing tfcjp torcc, capturing a large number. Whereat Geo. Forrest, wit0 WM really at Murfrcesboro in considerable strength, with hunilrcUs of men daily coining in to swell bis finks, swore that hi would have Nashville at all hazards, loading the t'.V^ thaTau kuen8- 6" *'was'sure that an alien.,,, would^be made last Friday night, and fi-spafallons were made to give the enemy a warm wei tuine. Tliiii Was sotnc firing between the pickets, but that was all. Nashville is yet safe. But. their nogroos gone, or going, their property confiscated, the ieadeisiu the rebellion have reached a point or desperation which may incline them to attempt th" wildest and most extrava gant deeds. Uthey should by any possibility capture the city, they will achieve an empty triumph amid blacken ed and crumbling ruins. They will eater an exb msted reocivor,and stifle Id the very hour of victory But it does not appear to be the r<'iicy of the enemy to attack this city, however muuh they pretend Pi be so inclined. If tboy took it they would never Uo able to hold it, unless the Union lorces are driven o.inpietely out of Kentucky and Tennessee; and there appears to be no prospect ot such a thing occurring soon, it ever, if our lu.-t ad\ ices from the North-are to be relied upon. Guerillas continue to overhaul stages auri other vehicles, assessing so much per cent on the amount found on cuch traveller s person. Four gentlemen wore relieved of $4,000 a few days ago while on their way to Louisville. Although tho city is dutt beyond measure, unless en livened by reports of expected inroads, there has yet been found spirit enough to get up seroral hoiee races lately, which have been well attended iuufiyid ? theatre has also bocu opened for twi>altcruoou pen'uruiAncoa one for the benefit of Mr. liognoly, leader of'the orchestra, and the other for the bcuelit of Mr Wright, a clever comedian. Mr. Claude Hamilton, a great favorite, also bus a complimentary beueflt on Monday next. We hope to have railroad communications oj-en iu" about a week. | Oar Memphis Correspondence. Mannas, Oct. 20, J802. Opt ration* of the Guerillas?Steamboats Fi-ed Into?/ ffao York Cotton Bitytr Killed?Mames of Kitted, Wounded and Misting?Itapv.l Gnovth of the Union Or ganiintim?An HI eel ten of a Me-iter of ('im*press from Weil TVnntssee?The Segrotf?Ike I'mon of A'egropolis? It* Rapid Groiath?The Poitiftealiom?Gen. Sherman? Monthly Income from Henleti Property in Memphis?Tk* Postmustership?Wko Are Seeking Jl?Appointment SHrveyor?A Good i'nton Patriot?The Cotton Trad*? Bnsinem Matters?Thieet* and Vagabond,?Gen. Sher man'* Puni*lmet-^~n* Bel-el Army Concent/ aiing at Holly Springs?Cnpopulari'v of Van Don?the Siege of Mobil*, Charleston and Savannah, <fc. Several e(eats of au exciting character have occurred hero within llu past liew days. General Sherman gavt notice, a few weeks sgo, that for every boat fired upon ou the river be would banish ten lamilies having seccs ?lou connections In the rebel army. This order seems to have had a reelralning effect but a shori time. On Thursday the Steamer Continental was tired upon at Tenibls.o Bayou, about fifty miles below Now Madrid, the ball,a twenty-four pounder, atr.klug the water that, glancing and penetrating the hold about one iuot above water mark. Other shots were fired; but none took effect. This wa* about ten o'clock in the morulug, aud about twelve o clock the isme day the steamer John H Dickey, bound bcuie lor St. Louis, wsb fired iuto by the same guerilla party. They first sent a blank shot across he' Cow,to bring her to. This was disregarded, and the second one entored the starboard side, penetrating statu rooms Nos. 1 and 2, cr -ssed the hall near where several persons were seated at a card table, euterod sun-room No. 40 on the opposite eide, demolishing the lower berth, end pasted over the larboard side into the water. This shot was evidenily aimed at the boiler, but missed, it wns succeeded by another, aimed at the pilot house, which cut through one or the guys of the ehim ueya, entered the hall of the texaa, and passed out, doing little damage, the nest shot passed over tho boat, and was succeeded by another which pa??ed between the pilot house and chimneys. Besides these cannon balls there were numerous musket shots, which took effeot ou the boat; but fortunately no one was killed, aud but ono person wounded, and that slightly. The poeiiioh was well chosen for such an attack, and tho wonder is that It was not mors successful. As it was, the boat was badly damaged in tho cabin and upper works, but not so as to prevent her making her regular tripe. This attempt of the guerillas to cut off our communication and to starve us out has Induced Gen. Sherman to issue orders tor car rying Into operation Special Order No. 264. Accordingly the names of forty-two fsmilles having husbands in the rebel army have bees put In a lottery, aad twenty drawn out, ten for cs> h boat Qrod Into. These will hare three days' notification to leave Memphis, and reside twenty-five miles from our lines. 1 learn from Col. J. f|. Anthony, our popular and efficient Provost Marshal, tba1 the notlficatlen will positively be served on every one of the twenty to-morrow morning. The Union organisation, a secret body for the present, still conttuues to grow in popular estimation. Already It hoa been publicly stated its members uumber thousands, and are daily on the increase. This, loo, with tho least effort to oxlend lie influeuce. I have been utterly as tonished at the rapid etrldes it has made and is still mak ing. At the preseat rate of progression it will not be many mouths before tho Union organisation will embrace nearly all our male population. There has been considerable talk of late about olectlug a member of Congress Horn this district. 1 learu that tho Union men ardently deeire It, and even some of the secession sympathisers favor it, because it affords them a prospect of recovering their lost prosperity. U is now understood that if Goveruoi Andrew Johnson will osly fix the day there is an overwhelming maforlty ot the people who will cordially respond to it. Already the third Thursday in November has been named on the day for the election, and unless something unforeseen oc curs there is almost a certainty that the election will inks place. Thus far I have Beard tnc name of no one men t.oi.ed bnt Colonel B. D. Nabers, an original Union man* n slaveholder nnd tormeriy a member of Congress farm Mississippi.* The city of Memphis csn boast now of more I ban its sbari of negroes. Notwithstanding the Hundreds and thousands who have run away from their martTa erase the Union army necnpied thr city, there la still no diminu tion, but rather an increase Two-thirds of the people <>? the etreete are negroes who have never been seen here before, and there le scarcely a day that largo addl lions are no* received front Mississippi, Arkansas aad part# of Tennessee. Within the last two months a town of two thousand negroes has been built about two miles below Meiuph s. aad just he low Fort Pickering. The houses, butr, rather, are made out of bouses pulled down'to build the fertiliCaltone. Hie streets, I utn told, are tegular ly laid off, rti I none but negn es are allowed to live tliero. from which uircum stau< e it le called, not inaptly. ??Negropclis." If It should continue to grow at the rate It has begun, v.e are destined to have a large town of "contrabands" before the winter cleat's. The negro no n work iiiMlde the fortifications, and thus iu part, at least, support their umi'les. They slug and pray and dance ue.uiyall night, and ihus greatly annev the rcgnuut lucatod ncaiusl to tbein, frotii which cirri romance it has petitioned t be removed, to have the town abated as a nuisan ?. The fortitlcutiuris, I uiay add, in parsing, t-n the .insu rance ot one who luiows, are very t^purior works, and command the whole oity and the river for miles. General Sherman has. labored hard hiuee lie has been here to make hie defences perfect and to discipline hie trwope, and there is no one here, whether uonae. ted with the military or in private life, but given bine credit for almas i entire sue usee m tbeae particular^ Under the <'en natation act, General Bberuian instituted here a "I'roperty Leparlineut," in special cliaige of I gnartcrmaster Henry S. Fitch, son of Colonel 0. N, Fjtffc, f of ludiana. All houeee unoccupied, and all property or I ottic ; ? and m?u Igtowu to bo in the rebel army, were taker Jiarge of, and are rented out by the month ok yeur, the rent being collected monthly in advance. In this way a revenue amounting to ten thousand dollure a month is saved to the government,-which goes very fur toward paying the expenses of this economically managed portion of Uncle Sam's dominions. It would be amnting.if It were not so disgusting, to note the character and antecedents of some of the inoa i hero who are now applying for Uncle Sam's fat offices. I The 1'oKtmastership is especially sought after,and by soma ot the rankost secessionists, formerly, that ever cursed the city with their presence. They who were formerly bo bitter towai d Union men arc now tbe foremost and most blatant for office. But among all Union men here there seems to be a perfect accord in this, that no for mer sccesHioUist?none of the maliguers and iierseoutors of the faithful?shall succeed iu cheating the government they have abused tntoappointing them to office. In this conuectiou I may state that there Is e report to circulation that Mr. Hobt. Hough has boen appointed Surveyor or our port?kn important and highly responsi ble office ut the present t'tne, the duties of which have been discharged for sevoral months past by the Board of Trade. Mr. Hough is a native of Boston, but has lived for muny years in Memphis, and w us for a long time general superintendent of the Mississippi and Tennessee Railroad, in which pesition he gave entire satisfaction. But he was opposed to secession, and for this be was not only compelled to resign hm position, but all sorts of per secutions and annoyances were resorted to in order to crush him. He was, however, a tlrm and consistent Union man to the last. The government honors itself In tilling Important trusts with*men of inch tried integrity and ability as Mr. Hough is admitted to possess. Cotton is still coining in pretty freoly. According to the official report, about lifteen hundred" bales have been received during the lust live days. Wo estimate the daily receipts, notwithstanding tbeofTorts of thuguerillus, at truin one to throe hundred bales. The guerillas have been more annoying of late, end many a bale which was destined for Memphis has been burned to a-hes within a half day's journev of our city. Business in the retail line continues exceedingly brisk. Our dry goods and grocory men are doing a heavy biisl RegS aUu ni good jirHJtS. ine eH? hits lately been much annoyed by the thieves and vagabonds escaping from the draft in tnc river towns above us. Scarcely a night but that some daring bur glary hat been committed. We are also affilcted with a class of men who dross well and eat of the fat of the land, and who are, nevertheless, known to pursue nSh' nest calling for a living. Many of them gentry have been arrested as vagrants, and Gen. Sherman has kindly given them employment with u ihe fortifications, In which way, it Is to be hoped, they will be enabled to do the State some service. Since the above was written two other bouts have fo:ud their way here after being riddled by tbe muskets of the guerillas. The first was the steamer Catahoula, plying between Memphis aud Helena. When abc .1 four miles tjelo\v Memphis yesterday morning, gho was tired into from the Arkansas shore. The gue rillas numbered about sixty, and were eiauoued along the river and within fifty yards of where the boat was compelled to land. 1 or a time, a pcricct hail ol buckshot and Mitiie balls was poured upon Hie boat, the marks 01 which she bears upon her larboard side. There were twenty passengers, including two ladies aud two coddieu, on board, and it lea miracle thai all escaiied w ith their lives, onfy one person?Ben). G. Badger, the chief engineer?was wounded A Miuie ball struck him ou Ihe ieit uriii, bctnoea Ihe elbow and the shaulder. There wore many narrhw escapes. This morning, about eleven o'clock, the steamer Gladia tor?the regular boat plying Deiwoeu Memphis and He lena?came into port, and ro|k<ris that alanit two o clock A. M. on Sunday she w is- hailed to lake on cotton ai Bledsoe's Landing, about lorty-uve miles below Men.plus The bout slopped, and while the crew were making fast to a sapling about fifteen or twenty guerillas rushed aboard and commenced shooting every man they could find. The engineer. Mr. A. J. McKno, of le i lait. loiva. was shot ami killed while eudeavoring to buck Ins engine. He died at bis port Among tho*e who rushed out and ofiered to surrender was Wm. K. HabcocK, a cot ion buyer, of the firm of Batx-rick Bros, tt Co., New York He was shot on tbe steps while ofiering to surrender. He bad seven balls In bun?four weut iuto tho right breast, one under the clitu and two in Hk-thigh. Mr W. H. Davis, of Mount I Tea Bant, Iowa, sutler to the Ko; inth Iowa cavalry, was shot, aud woundc I very seriously John .-ui.tli, one ol iu? crew, was shut thr ? ;gh the groin, ihe ball coming out of the thigh, the guenll.ii set the bu.it on tire ia several piacos; but, torluuateiy, it drilled from shore before the name- had spread. and they we : extinguished Some ot the guerillas had to pimp ashore, auu two left their ?hol guus behind them. During the shoot lug i lie passengers aud u portloiiof the crow got out the skills belonging to the steamer and .eft. Among th ee missing are the fol lowing;?Colon*! K. Fowler, ot Chicago; Thomas Connor, of Cincinnati; iiuii Roll. antler ot toe Third lllioois caval ry, James Porter, -lames W. Hideout aud Mr. Hoddr, of Arkansas; Bill Jacobs, watubmun. twelve negroes and eleven while men The guerlllaa ore supposed to have been Harris' Arkansas band, lbs United Mates mail agent J. M. Wilcox, was taken pr-eoucr during the light but when thr boat drljtjd off his canty pad to drop his guu aud |nay Jor the bans! so he escaped. These g terma oflraUbns hive become #o numerous and are so dis istrous tluit General >heruiau could ti..t If he won'd abate bis harsh order, and the consenuenee le that instead of twenty families to leave there will car tainiy lie forty, and perils i* the list may be extended to hundreds before those ttundilkc depredations cease* I be llei e ?- e-yb.?dj here?Uuiun and secession? disapproves these gutrn' i operations; but they are powerless to pro veni them. It is not a little singular, however, that tbe rebels are unable or unwilling to feed their own friends, and yet fire upou tho very boats employed in trar.gjiorliug to them the riccossarUs of life. The Gladia tor Is the (uly boat that has permission from the Hoard of Trade to uiakc way lauding* and carry plantation supplies to the iieople living on the riwr, a privilege which it ts probable will now be revoked, and the gueril las aud their frlcuds forced to get their snpplloe wber over oise they con. The best IftfoWSatlon from the South, outside of the newspapers, ia that the rebols are at Holly Springs, thirty ?nile> troni Memphis, iu force. They have already re ceived about fifteen tho isami troops irom Texas, and daily they are hurry tug them forward. Whether tbe object is to make an advance upon Memphis or Corinth, or tnorely te prepare to prevent Ihe Union army from moving down upon Grenade. Jackson, Meridian end Vicksburg, In tbe maimer already shadowed forth, re. mains to bo seen. My own opinion ts that It wtll be e loug time before they do any more attacking. Van Doru. who was In r uumand. is said to have been so drunk dui lug the fight at Cu iulh tbet be could not set up straight in hie saddle. He is universally blamed at tbe Moult) lor his ill-limed and disastrous attack on tho forti fications at Corinth. He has been displaced by General Pemborton, e( South Carolina. There are said to be very few troops et Mobile, and tbe city Is regarded as so weak that it ean easily be takoti bye Una attack Charleston and Savannah are better prepared for de.oure. The military authorities are making edbrts to have thy naval statu n for the Southwest located hore. We here bore a complete navy yard now built by tbe federal govern ment, which cau be easily and at little extwnae put tn operation. All wo need is the workmen and the metal. We have to-day the gratifying Intelligence that Captain Faulkner, of tbe rlxer guerillas, his been captured, end, together wilh ,'o.n or five of his oiDeers and ten of hie mou, is now a prisoner at Columbus. Tbe loliowlng Is the list of persons to whom notices have already been glveu to loave tho city, under Order No. 254 ? Mrs. Charles Carroll, husband iu the rebel army. Mre. .lames Uarbtero, husband iu the rebel army. Mrs. J. Torrey, husbaud In the rebel army. Mrs. Dr. Doyle, eldest sou in the rebel artnv. Mrs. Thomas How .id, husband in tbe rebel army Mrs. Jacksou, husband lu the rebol army. Mrs. Black, son In the rebol army Mrs. Mlnnis, husband in tbe rebel army. L- Ragle, son In rebel army. Mrs. wilklns, two sons In rebel army. Mrs. Ben OHarver, husband in rebel Si my Mrs. MoC'ullocb, husband lu rebel army. I*. I'. Fraime, eon in-lew in tbe army, aud very bi'ter end troublesome. M,? n. V. Houkbead, husband In rebel army. Joe Horn, two sous iu rebel army. H. II llorten, t u and son In-law In rebel army. Mrs. MoKlnney, eon In Forrest's staff, rebel army Mrs. Merlweatber, husband nugor in rebel army. Mrs. Cos, sou lu rebel army, very bitter secessionist. Mrs. (1. Nichols, husband ia rebel army. Mre. J. P. Murphy, husband and son in rebel army. Mre. W. Trout, huabqpd la rebel army. Mre. Trout, husband In rebel army. Mrs. trayser Tytue, husband president of vigilance committee and now at tbe South. Mm. London, eon end husband In rebel army. Mr*. Dr. J. K t hsuiberllo, son ia guerillas. W. A. Geodwin, brother In rebel army. Mrs. A. Street, husband at the South. Family of Judse A. T. Dixon, at the Mouth. Mr*, rraster, husband In rebel army. Mre. Wicks, husband iu rebel army. Mre. Sillers, husband ia rebel army. Mrs. Sam. lute, husband at the Aou'h. Family of I. Curtis, e?n lu rebel army. Ossr Jarkton Correspondence. jackeoa, Tenn , Oct. 22, IW2. Government Kailrnui Sytouo?Generat J. B. BcJ'kereva PnunlAe Pidi?Tmnam Vaoairy?Boilroad Gnardt fired Into?Hetel Prcfarationt? Cotton Speculatuw? The .fitapU Ortmitui Into A ?rl>tt in Plenty, do. The operatlooe of the govern -nent in lb* way of open * ing and securing rapid and economical transportation for iUi supplies and troop,' have, in thia suction, been brought to astonishing perfection. One would scarcely suppose* could he close hie oars end eyce against the preaeneo of tbo soldiers, lhat be travels in a country Infested ahun danUy in every corner with releutloss guerillas; that be traverses territory sanctified by the blood of many brave men, and every instant of oiithw.ird molmu draws hint ( loser to the very centre of preparation of ihoopiiosing brats. Aside from an occasional picket and garrisoned town, everything wears the serenity of a peaceful l*niou. Before I speak particularly of the railroad facilities tbe gevernment has acquired, I w ould wish It to lie known that at the head of this enterprise la (ieneral J. B McVhereen, aa lndl?idnal o' gentlemanly traits, and with s.ery qualification for the arduous and Important respon sibility lasting upon him. Columbus being tbe bead or northern terminus cf tne direct railroad route southward to Mobile, Intersecting at Tark>us points other ropds of equal importanco, tbe early ^ 'd -.A .A?t anil AnnQOnnMUl* occupation of i^iTtdw^i wtS apparent, find consequently one of the first movsa Of tbe government forces south of tbe Obio was directed here. Its occupation at onoc gave a foothold, and after considerable severe fight ing we have now forced our front some dis tance into Mississippi, almost within sight of the Inst artery of communication between the eastern and western members of the confederacy. A powerful reserve In tbe late battle of Corinth might have pushed Itself suf ficiently forward to sever Vlcluhurg from Richmond, and left Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas and all other Insurrection ary territory west of the Mississippi in helploss isolationo This would h/ivo given the confederacy an irreparabl. blow, pretty much as a broken uplno to a human body, (t might possibly be repaired, but nover would admit of '.he same vigorous application of remaining sirorigth. Tbe regularity of running trains on the military roeds does not differ from that on the roads of corporate com panies. Few know he excellent'ariangomvuts v/Mcb have been secured In order here to assure safe and Sfieedy communication with tbe dlfierunt divisions of tbe army. Leaving Cairo In the mornlt.g, tbe same evening we are In the midst of our troops at Jackson, Bolivar or Corinth. In the event of an engagement at either of thos? points, a strong contingent can bo easily transported to tbe place their services would be required. A short time since Genera! Wct'horson determined to take ou active position in the licld. In consideration of this he has given up his control over tho railroads. Hig successor is Captain Dutton, late Quartormuster at Colum bus. The command of General Mci'herscn is postod a1 Bolivar, about thirty miles south of this point. It con sists oj a considerable number or efficient, healthy and soldierly troopg. The First Tennessee cavalry was mustered into service yesterday at Humboldt. It will uo^ at present perfect its leginuntal organization The companies will principally act independent'" In scouring lbs surrounding couulry. The men are of the highest ordor physically, and ride excellently. As to their lighting qualities 1 wuisay nothing, as they have uot yet been put to the test. Some otlicers at tho same post spoke very disparag ugly, saying that in con versation with some of their number iboy elicited vary little enthusiasm in our cause, and thought they woro more pecuniarily than peculiarly patnpllj. He ever, tliii fitly have been a hasty cebflufo oFTSe whole."In con so luouco of tbo Imprudence of a few. An opportunity for them to exhibit their sincerity of purpose will be the most equitable maimer of satisfying this doubt. During my prosecco in Humboldt I learned rrom an ofheur of tbe uuc Hundred and Twenty-second Illinois Volunteers that a detachment of one of their companies d ung railroad guard duty were suddenly assailed last night by a bund of guerillas. Bhots passed with out uuy knowu result in killed end wounded ou the other side. Wc lot I tho service of ono by a very severe wound. The guerillas iled as soon ag^ they found our men ou the alert. 1 gather from reliable sources ths* Frice and hia con federates ait buirytug up the concentration and reorgan ization of his torcee a Holly Springs. This point Is about seveuty-five in ties southward from here, and forty miles iu the same direct on (rom Bolivar. Grand Junotion, th* intersecting point of the railroad from this place direct to hew Orleans, with the piiucipal route Trim Memphis to Richmond, lies in the Hue of march, and in our hands Will atlord an excellent strategic point. Bolivar Is iield. as I have already stated, by General McPberaon. In all probability , in event of an advance on Holly Bprings, this point will igure extensively in the movement. The reports brought In this morn ing state very active operations by tho rebels in their preparations lor the ap proaching contest The appoiuimeiii ol General Bomber ton to tho position lately held by Van Born is reliable. Nor have our own troops been idle Trunspcmtlons aud dirp silious arc going ou coutiuually. The |?ople can rest satisfied with the wisdom of these movements and tho certainty of success which will attend them, Til's I* forbidden ground at present; but r little while and we a nub know all. Cntil then there must be a continuance of that laudable patienc%wbicb this war has developed in the Atnericuu character. There- is no aba'eiuvni in the cotton excitement. 1 very tram irom the North introduces large accessions to this branch ol the Jackson community. The capture of Colonel F'auikuer and part of Ins lorce. Iu their ossuy upon our matuiund post at islai I No. 10. ho extended the area of the cotton region OfOB to (he forays or speculators about lorty mile-. The staple is Coming in briskly this niorniug. luere are shout three bundled bales at tho depot ready for shipment. I ho price at this moment ranges from forty-eight to fifty cents. Price of shipment to Columbus or Cairo! by u re ent order, has been piiayd frmn twe to five dollar- In payment, ibere is little ditlerenre betweea Tt.insssoc or Kvutucky bills aud ''greenbacks." ? -. . A rumor is Oi>w circuJaiiug that Price has set bis troops in moltbii northward, aud that he started Trmn l-u kt. lib force has kcou greatly sirens honed by okctiaagca prisoners. The particular point of attack, fu c.Je ho lcs ihc audacity to an, nipt such ?u act, weuld be cither Corinth or Bolivar. 1 state this upon the authority of au officer. H seouis bard.y possible that be hug so hastily roc vered Irom his lust drubbing. I will forward de velopmonis as they occur, llenu a hil<\ feel every confi dence iu the readiuess of our troops to meet the enemy, whether they come now or later. THE BATTLE OF MAYSVIllE. The Eve of (he Battle?The Flack of Oar Troops. OUR PKA RIDOI COrttUull'ONDBNCI. t'KA Riuos, Oct. 18, IjM. We loft csmp at Cassville yesterday morning at alx o'clock, and, after marcblag all Say, arrived here about teu o'clock laat night, having made twenty seven miles, without any Incident worthy of note. Four -rai.es of the Journey were made through a narrow gorge known as Su gar creek valley. The creek is now dry, and there never was much valley to speak of, the distance between the hills being, for the most part, barely sufficient fur an ordi nary wagou road. A small lores properly posted on the heights of either side could successfully resist Iho ad vance of a largs army, If not utterly destroy it. The precautions taken by Oenerala tfeboQeid aud Totten indioated that tbey considered au assault by the enemy at this potut imminent. Information was brought tu last night by scouts which rendered It probable that an as sault would be utade on our camp lu tbo night, and every preparation waa made to meet It. If tne Southern chivalry had ventured on such a movement they would Dave met with a reception warm ouough and cordial enough to suit eveu their extreme ideas of hospitality. No tents were pitched, and Ihs nun fuepl ou their arms, resdy Ibr Instant at lion. The hurts* have been without lur.ego atuce yesterday morn ing, and the teams have to go suii.e distauco oil -r it We snail probably,ibeiolbre, remain lu camp all day to-day. The tents nave been pitobcd aud the various divisions sud brigade* of the Army 01 the Frontier placed In post ticu for actlou, in case the enemy, who is within itilk lug distance, should conclude tn give beltle. 1'art of our camp is uu the old battle ground, strewed with relics of thai terrible conflict; aud If tho rumors prove true that we are to have anothor light at the same plaoe. within n fow hours, a carnage may be expected that will throw the first battle ol Pea Kidge tar into the ahade. The Army of tho Kron tier is abis to cope with any loroe likely to be brought against it, aud the only (car is that the enemy will avoid au eugagoiusut and escape into the South. Uu i s* they meet ue here now, U te not likely that they will do so at all. It to said they are e?ming up with reinforcements from Tsxaa. Their ontire force is estimated at forty tbo.isaad. Everybody says "let 'em coma." if they do 1 have no doabt that a great many more will come than will go away ngalu. 'Iha prospect of a tight is evidently eulor talord at hsadqusrtsra, as our generals are now out sur veying lbs ground around our camp and tbe roods loading to It. Tbres rsbel soldiers hnvs Just been brought In by our ptekets. Tbey came up and surreuderod tliotru-olves vo luntarily. Tbey have not been examined yet, and aa the mall Is about to etoee I must defer until another oppor tunity the narrative of any news of interest wbtcb they may mvs brought Arrivals and Departure*. ARM V At*. . Adults So*res. NEWS FROM THE ARMY OF VIRGINIA. Visit of Rebels to Mssssiss JsSfltlOB? The Bastl Attacked bjr Captain Confer of the Third Vlrglala Cavalry, and Dispersed?Captain Confer Seriously \%ounded, die. Fairfax fi'tiar Hocus, Oct. 26,1862. A detachment of aliout eq,, / ir.nu from this i!!vtsion> oho were at Munnaeas .1 unction, v-.,re attacked by aboat one hundred and dfty rebels on Friday, anil retreated, with the loot of two lieutonanin and fifteen taken prlnousra. Captain Conger, of the Third Virginia cavalry, with thirty-five men, who had been on a semitlng expedition, and wax on hm return, met tho sumo party of rebels be tween Callctlx Station and Warrenton. Captain Conger attacked and dPipcraod this body, killing eevoral mein bereof the Thirteenth Virginia cavalry and taking two prisoners. in the engagement Capt. Conger waa aerionely wounded and remained on the field overnight, whan he was taken in cliargo by a resident of the neighborhood, carried to hie house aud &)? V(fita eared for. Lieut. Conger had captured a robot M^Jor, but while In charge of Dim was himself captured and is now a prl eoiasr. The who to loss or Capt. Conger's party IB the fight was one wounded and three prisoners. Capt. Dahlcrcn with his force to day drove Is the rebel pickota belwoen Catlott'a-aiid Warrenton Junt lion. Capt. Dahlgrcn, who went out to look after Capt. Ccpgor, raporta hira dangerously wounded. Ho was paroled on the field by the rebels, wbo proposed to send tilm to our Imee, but be was too badly burt to be moved, and a surgeon baa bean aant to bis assistance. NEWS FROM M'CLELLAN'S ARMY. Hkaduuabtkrs Armt op raa Potomac, Oct. 26,1662. The resent ordor of the Secretary of War, permitting vduuleers to enlist in the regular service, has occasioned so much excite nont that tho rocruita, it is reported, are to bo ordered back to tbalr respective volunteer regi ments. Nothing less than this can prosorve the disci pline and espru du corps of the army. bishop Mcllvalno, who arrived at headquarters yester day from Washington, with General .itarcy, held Divine service here to-day, which waa attended by General McGlellan and ataff. Harper's First, Oct. 26,1862. Six civilians, arrtsSsd by Provost Marshal Howo for whiskey lolling, have been sentenced to thirty days' labor in the fortifications. Tho threo men arrested yesterday for attempting to pass counterfeit money are kept In irona in close confine-' ment, awaiting ordera from headquarters. It has lioeu ruining heavily all day and the river la rising rapidly. _ . THE REBEL ARMY. Oat' Baltimore Correspondence. Baltimorb, Oct. 26, lAog. AVittj from G(rural Let t Armv?Effective Condition of Uit Troops?Ettabli.hmtni of Pour Depoti of Army Sup. plies, <6c., ?6c. During the last week I have collected a great many Im portant facta in regard to the movements of General Lee near Winchester. They all indicate that General Lee Is confident lp the strength of bis position, and baa no In. ten lou of leaving it, and that be will ronjaiu there at least until winter sets in, unless attacked by the Union army before that time. In regard to bis ability to with stand such an attack tbe following facts are pertinent After the conscription aot bad gone inte operation, and the rebel troops had been raised under it, the whole rebel army was reorganized. Nearly all of tho old regiments bad distinguished themselves iu tbe various battles, and the organization of these regiments was carefully pre served. Their ranks, however, like those of our old regi meuts, had beuu fearfully thinned by tbe various casu alties of war, and many of them were reduced from 1,000 to 600, and in somo coses to 300 men. Instead of consolidating those regiments, and thus blotting from exist once tbe name and memory of many regiments which bad acquired a certain reputation in tbe Hold, tbe plan ol General Lee, as described in iny loiter of July 26, has been universally adopted. That is, the new con. scripte were sent at once to QU up the old regiments, and the c useiiuem.0 is thul by thia time nearly all the old regiment* are once more restored to Iheir original streuglh. This is especially tbe case with the regiments composing the rebel army near Winchester. In addition to this roe us of recruiting hie forces, General Leo's ofleclivo strength has been gradually and steadily in creased duriug the last four weeks by reinforccmeuis of old rogiments, which were not tinder bis orders at tbe batt o ot Antietam, but which, siuce that lime, havo been drawn Irom other points, ilia olleUlvo strength week ago to-day was fully i:;0,000 troops. During the lost mouth the rebel government has established four immense depots of army supplies iu Virginia?namely, nt Lynchburg, at Burkesville, at Gordon vllle and at Staunt< n. The first two named are tbe principal cues. The other two are for tbe immodiate supply of General Lee" at my, and are filled and emptied every few days. The dc pots at Lynchburg ou t BuikosviUe were used lor tbe atoTagc o? bales of blankets, woollen clotbiug, and other articles of that desenpLou, which, bemg ot foreign ma, nufacture, roust ol course have been brought Iu vossels that ran tho b koto In the e storehouses, too,are imiueuse piautitios of salted meat, Hour, beam, corn and oats, brought from Kentucky and Tennessee, 'Several of the largo buildings formerly used for tobacdo warehouses are now eutirely flllod with tnese commodities. The de pots at Gordontvllle and Staunton also contain smaller ?piautities of these articles, but they are principally uaed for the storago of thegraiu, fruit and other production ol* tho rich and fertile Shenandoah valley, which have been pouring Into them duriug the lost six weeks. At these places, also, there are immense herds of cattle, which have been collected in the valley. The valley, however, has boou, by no means draiuod of its produc' lions. At Maun ton, Georgetown, Furleytown, Harrisburg' and at several othor places, tbe names of which I forget' there are smaller depots of supplies of lb# more peritba* ble articles, which sre forwarded to the army, near Win chester, as they art needed. The engineer department of the rebel army has been actively employed Tor a month past In improving the roads leading from Staunton, Gordonsvllle and Culpepper to Wiuiheetor. Atl tbe conscripts are compelled to work f rom two o'clock in the afternoon till dark on these roads. i he rest of the lime they are kept on drill. Of these roads there are three principal oues. The one from Staun ton rune through Harrisonburg and Strasburg, the one Irom Gordonsvllle runs thsough Barboursville, Madison, I.uray and Front Royal, and the one from Culpepper runs in uearly a straight line through Front Royal to Winches ter. All these roads are now In splendid order, and are kept so by constant attention. They are nil occupied by the passage of numeroue teams, lakmg supplies of loud, blaukets and clothing to tbe rebe army. If Gonersi Ue should retreat to Richmond those roads would allord him every needed facility tor doing so with rapidity. But such does not seem to be his design. There uro no sick or wounded eoNiors in auy of Ueuerel Lee's sampa. All euch were sent South as soen as they became disabled. 8iuce the Usttlo ot Antietam hundreds of them have been restored to health, and have rejoined their regiments, but thero are still severs! thousand at tho great hospital at Charlottesville. It is stated that there will be no lack of blankets or of comfortable wlntor clothing this winter In tbe rebel ar my, and that all of Gen. Lees soldiers either have or are now receiving these articles. If this statemeut is true? sud there Is svery reason to believe it?they are better off Hum the soldiers of the Army of tho Potomac. gharpsliooltrs. The following order has been issued from the War Department ? OENRKAI. OKDBlld? NO. 140. Win Dirsataairr, Aojvia.n Ok.vkhai. s Orrice, i Wakuisuiom, Oct. 2, ltH>2. J No person shall be mustered Into tbe service ot the United states as a member of the corps of sharpshooters unices be shall produce tbe certificate of some person, duly authorised by the Governer ol the Stale In which the company Is raised, that he has, In five ooueecutlve shuts, at two hundred yards at rssl, made a string not over twenty-live Inches, or the ?aroo string oil hand at oue hundred yards, th - c.-rtilK-sto to be written on the tar get. Ily order ol the ML'KCTARY OF WAR. I.. Th sag Ad.i>it'ut Gii oral. IMPORTANT FROM THE 80UTH. The Capture ef Sabine City. T?a?, by the llnien Forces* CONDITION OF THE REBEL ARMY. TDK NEW REBEL IRON-CLAD ATLANTA. ITEMS FROM RCBEliteM. CAN WE LIVE TOGETHER? TROUBLE IN THE REBEL NAVY. What it Thought of General Seott'i Lettrr to Kr. Seward. THE MARKETM, l(t| Mq kli Ail vices from Texas state that (ho ''steamer (>en P > has urrlvud at a Southern port, with an- immense am< % of powdor and other articles." This was tb I agio ? steamer Blanche, lately destroyed on tho coast of Cuba. Col. Tbos. O. Lamar died in Charleston on Friday, tuo lTth lust. He commanded the Confederates in tb* mem orable battle of SeoeeslonvtUs, Dear Charleston. Judge John A. Campbell, of Alabama, has been appoint sd Assistant Secretary of War, vlco Professor Bledsoe, resigned. Col. I)eaa is now discharging the duties of tb* offloe. Judge Campbell was on* of the Judges of the Su preme Court of the late United States. The following Is a list of the officers of the new Con federate Stutea steamer Atlanta, formorly the Eng;leh ateamer Fingal:? Wm Mc. Blair, Maryland,Commander; Wm. A. Webb, Virginia, Lieutenant; Samuel W. Avorett, Virginia, lieu tenant; Thomas Arnold, Kentucky, Lieutenant, wm R. Dalton, Mississippi, Passed Midshipman, P. M. Scales, Mississippi, Passed Midshipman; S. 8. lee, Jr , Virginia, Acting Mastor: J. A. O. Williamson, Virginia, Midship* man; Frank Hevll,Georgia, Master's Mate; K. Johnson, Acting Chief Engineer: Wm. T. Morrell, Virginlu, Heconil Assistant Knglneer, <J. W.Tenm nt, (Jeorgia, decond As sistant Engineer; J. J. West, Virginia, Third Assistant Engineer. The Richmond Enquirer, October 31, saya Thirty disloyalists, taken at Cumberland Gap, Tennes see, were brought to the city on Sunday evening. by way of Lynchburg. They wore lodged tn Castle Thunder. IMPORTANT FROM TEXAS. Sabine City In Possession or the Federal Forces. [From the Oreuada (Miss ) Appeal, Oct. II.] OlUtfiDi, Miss , Oct. 10,1803 I am Just In reselpt sf a letter from Houston, Texas, bearing date September 30, Horn which I exlraot the fol* lowing. The extra enclosed I alto giro;? H. I. ALLEN, or ftxas. I send you an oxtra about the lukmg of Bablue Paae. I believe the vessels have all left. About fifteen hundred men went down, but all hare returnod. Captain Ktltrldge, oommander of the fleet that bom barded Corpus Christ!, came ashore with eight men a few days age, but our men bagged him and sent hint to S?u Antonio. No yellow (brer yet. Homo*,8ep?. 31?T P. If. We have no later newa by this train from beyond Orange. We give the letter from our correspondent re garding Sabine Pass, which Is the first definite intelli gence we have received relative to the occupation of the place by the fo-lsrals:? HtMPWntfT, Sept. 37,1803 Wo found everything excitement upon arrival here. The federals have captured Sabine Pate, sad their ll..g now waves over the town. Our garrison consisted only ot tli ty men, and were under command of Major Irving. The enemy opened fire on the tort at daylight Thursday morning. Our battery replied. Beth c> moatnms had their shots fall short of each other. Our battery die charged some lllteen shots, ami belli then ceased firing until four P. M., the federal schooners nearing the bat tery in the meantime. A brisk car.muade was kepi up by both pari ion, and tho enemy, having *u|*rlor nth d guns, outroaebed thoso at the tort. The attacking force consisted Of the steamer Halterae and two schooners. We had four gum?two eighteen pounders and two thirty - two |ioundcrs. A council of war was held by the officers after dark, and the place deemed unworthy to stand the siege ? ring* to the small number of men and the superiority ul the eueiny s guni, and evacuaiiou decided ti|ou. The guns were spiked, the most ol the ninmunlilou brought away and the babiuce deelroyod, the men saving tbu most of their buggnge. The fedora t> landed yesterday at eight o'clock, and raised the gridiron, bunted the barracks, and swore that M9 other flng shyuj^ eycr wave over .-iubluu Pass. Colonel fiefhiiy is here, assisted by I.ieuteuaiil Cob Ashliel^ii Hi, of the .Second lexas.aml is confident will yet be rig t. If valor and ?ci< ntlflc military f| can accomplish anything, these officers will do the wtf I would rather light under thein than any officers In Tel I was under Snri'tb at ihiloh and lermlnglon, and kr that he Is not the man to dodge bullets unit shells should wo make uu attack, it will be a good plan to v low our young epaulet parlor soldteis but I have no doubt tlioy are brave; but a person who lias never beea a target tor bullets in battle acts strangely as the line of baitle U formed 1st no one In your city loel alarm rue blow they have struck at Babu.o is only to grab ho schooner now out and expected in shortly, let all be ready at all tlmos; get your guns In readiness, and, when wanted, you can ssetbcm as Tcxaus only knew how. 1'. ri ?t he federals threaten to burn the town if we mo lest them. Nothing further at this hour?9 A. M.,37tb The "War Jfewa. [From the Richmond Knqmrer, Oct. 20.j Despatches transpiring wlih tbe War Department date nothing more tliao that Bragg bad talleu back from hH former pewit ion a distance of forty miles for the purioae of securing subsistence. The combination of the Union ists having been strongly reinforced rendered tbe move absolutely necessary. It Is surmised that R-secrans bad commenced a strata glc movement to form a junction with Buell and cutoff our army entirely. We have n thing new from the army of the Potomac. Tbe enemy's cavalry have renewed their raids in Fau quier, and on Saturday visited fh lstow Station, on tbo Orange and Alexandria Railroad Ibey also visited Warreulon again in considerable force. A tram, laden with railroad alnff, narrowly cecuped being captured on Saturday at Urlatow. Five hundred paroled Onkm pri soners wee sent down to Varlna yesterday lor exch nge [Front the Richmond Knquirer, Oct. 21.1 The last we b-ar from Bragg a army ha was at IsindoD. Ky., Ialilng bank In erdct towards Cumberland Gap. dueli has a verv large army, and attempted to flank Bragg while at Camp W-k Robinson, which was prevented by tbis ielieat. Buell Is yet Muleavorlug to flank him. and thoro tn ty be a battle any duy. The rejiort of taking a large number of prisoners at I'erryville proves uulrue. R e have re|>orta trom Wincbeater that a portion of our uriny Is advancing upon t hai lestown, Va , which la occu pied" hy the enemy In force. We ecarcely think that liter lee town will be the theatre ef any great battle.' a skirmish lias incurred at Warrenieu, and another at Uowfctown, v uhin the part few daj?. b "?iff' .a The Fever at Wilmington, IV. C. The add ef Saturday night had a deadly effect on five hundred pending cases of yellow lever. Coffins are In great demand, end cannot be obtained ae fast as ibo people die. The Wilmington Journal has boen compelled to suspend publication for ll.e present. The ol'.lce M descried by al most all the bands nt.ret-8.-iry to carry on the work, aad the oditor, on Meuday,had Tour sick servants on hi* bands Condition of the tioeatheru Army. [From the Richmond Whig', Oct. 21. j We again return to the subject of tb?s ooodrtiou or tho army of Northern Virginia, which we die-cased at some letiuib in our issue of yester day As # remarked in the Conclusion Of tiur last article, ihe government has begun te move in the matter of furnishing M,pp.s-e io the troops, and several wagons l.wded with a tun* M Ciothtag U4 reached Winchester as early ss ioe t.n - > i .aet week. Wo understand* tsal Other slili il iV'tua aaea ... , ...rt.aos blatikeU, have been nut * to tue sane destination. Tbsne supplies will l-o-ii fw sTtbey go. and we . My "? 1 me oot ample .n ..^h to inert tho want" ot tbo c.tuo army. Much la ?in he accomplished, howover, if even a portion ^u7 Lroht,w? .nd ragged defend*. have^.h.sa ? L their u-et aud cluthlug ou their baeka. Many ;.r them havo not changed their clothing since they ten Richmond. They have slept in It, lougbt la it crossed the Potomac In It, marcheii over dusty r.wds and through st<?rm and aunahme M it. yet they , ivc Act cheng'd H or washed It in all lb* time, because thev had n<- other to put on wh. u ib.?t wa* l keu off. The reader will not be surprised to he. -, i> orefore, that many ot th > tria'ps arc covered with \ ? . aud U eir clothing rotten at?d du-t\ beyond > ? "i have ever ran Tbcelaeo. g-.-i. tr? ..m . -< ?mt ?k